Two Tornadoes Hit Alabama in Overnight Storms

Monday night's storms created two tornadoes in Alabama according to the National Weather Service.

A storm survey is indicating that an EF-1 tornado touched down in the Tuscaloosa County town of Samantha.

The twister hit around 6:45 Tuesday morning just south of County Road 38 near Old Fayette Road and had a path length of nearly 3/4 mile.

Six homes are reported damaged, including one heavily. Hundreds of trees are also snapped.

Another EF-1 tornado touched down in the city of Eutaw in Green County.

That tornado hit just before 1a.m. and damaged 25 homes.

One of those homes was completely destroyed and four others were heavily damaged.

A path length of over 5 miles was recorded.

No deaths were reported in Monday's storms.

Doppler 12 StormVision Cheif Meteorologist Rich Thomas says it has been an amazing year for tornadoes.

He says Alabama normaly has about 22 tornadoes per year, but that number has already been surpassed.

There have been 31 recorded in Alabama for 2008.

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